Malabo Montpellier Forum: Policy innovations for food systems transformation in Africa

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The Malabo Montpellier (MaMo) Forum provides a platform for informed dialogue and exchange among African decision-makers at the highest-level on agriculture, nutrition food security.

This meeting of the Malabo Montpellier Forum will be co-hosted by the Malabo Montpellier Panel, the UNFSS Scientific Group, and the African Union Commission’s Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, the Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment.

The Malabo Montpellier Panel identifies areas of progress and positive change across Africa and assesses what successful countries have done differently in terms of institutional and policy innovations and program interventions. It produces two reports annually that serve as background documents for the Forum meetings, which act as platforms for dialogue and exchange among high-level decision-makers, usually ministers and permanent secretaries. The co-chairs of the Forum are H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe, Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, and The Right Honorable Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima, Vice President of Malawi.

The basis of this upcoming Forum will be the Panel’s next report on food systems transformation in Africa – Connecting the dots: Policy innovations for food systems transformation in Africa.
The report presents a collation of African perspectives and priorities on food systems and their transformation. This will be in two parts: a technical part will summarize policy areas that need to be prioritized to enhance and transform African food systems and an analysis of four African countries – Ghana, Malawi, Morocco, and Rwanda – that are leaders within their regions in adopting a more holistic approach to food systems transformation. These case studies have a particular focus on the lessons to be learned from government action: policy and institutional innovations and programmatic interventions on the ground –that can be scaled up and scaled out across the continent.